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        September, 2013
Our guest speaker for the September 5th meeting is Thomas Judd. 
"Selecting and Using Digital Cameras"

Thomas Judd has been a part of the Denton community for a long time; this year will mark his 30th year of doing business as a photographer in Denton.  What began as a hobby for Judd in the late 1960ʼs eventually turned into a thirty-three year career of shooting professionally.


While growing up in rural upstate New York, Judd learned to develop film and make black and white prints from his father, in a home darkroom. His first formal education in photography began in the tenth grade when he took photography, thinking his familiarity with the process would make for an effortless class.  Following a move to the Chicago area, Judd then worked as a staff photographer on the school newspaper and yearbook his last years of high school.  Working in the field as a young boy got him "hooked"; doing well in photography contests and winning two very nice cameras at a young age, didn't hurt either!  He was well on his way to choosing photography as his career.


Tom Judd completed an A.A. degree at Elgin Community College (majoring in Visual Arts) and then earned a B.A. degree in Professional Photography from Southern Illinois University in 1980. He is experienced in many areas of commercial, product 

 "A Green Heron doing his best Roadrunner imitation" Taken at Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge.
and portrait photography, and has taught classes in photography at the University of North Texas.  Judd is primarily a location photographer and can be reached through his website, or on Facebook "Thomas Judd Photography".


Judd has always kept a place in his life for making photographs that are purely for his artistic enjoyment. He has been at the forefront of digital imaging, including archival printmaking techniques since the late 1990ʼs. His fine art photographs are widely exhibited, have won numerous awards, and are held in private collections throughout the United States. Tom Judd has been involved in the Visual Arts Society of Texas since it was the "North Texas Area Art League" and for many years has generously shared his expertise with VAST artists to help them present their work as professionally as possible.  Many of VAST's exhibition catalogs are made possible through the donation of Tom's time and photography skills. 


When one looks over the Thomas Judd Photography Facebook page, one can see that for the last six or seven years, his creative photographic interests have been capturing the fleeting moments of the many birds in the North Texas region.  Judd mentioned that his fascination first began when he noticed that there were so many varieties of birds in this area; initially he tried to shoot "documentary shots", in order to identify them once he returned home to his bird guides.  He has since turned his attention to achieving more artistic and unusual avian photographs, and has mentioned that there may be a book or exhibit in the future.


The topic of Tom Judd's Thursday evening presentation is "Selecting and Using Digital Cameras."  He will be showing several types of digital

 "A decidedly unfriendly young Cliff Swallow (left) letting the recently fledged young Barn Swallow (right) know who is boss." Taken at Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge.
cameras, and explaining the differences between them. He will illustrate with examples of what each kind of camera (smart phones, compact digital cameras, mirror-less digital cameras, and DSLR cameras) can do, and will talk about the strengths and weaknesses of each type.  Judd will also cover some of the basic photographic terminology (old and new) that many people may hear used, but might not really understand. Tom Judd's presentation will end with taking photos to the next level, with image editing software on the computer. 


Marketing is an integral part of a successful artist's career.  The evening should prove to be very beneficial... don't miss it!

8th Annual 125-Mile Visual Arts Exhibition
Deadline: November 15, 2013
Prospectus Ready!

Juror:  Jackie MacLelland 

Eligiblity:  All artists residing within a 125-mile radius of Denton, TX

Exhibit - Gough Gallery, CVA - Denton

January 17 - February 21, 2014

Note: All entry materials, form, fee, digital images 

must be received by November 15, 2013.

 Best of Show $500; Total awards $1500+

Astists may submit up to 3 images 

at a non-refundable fee of $20 for students, 

$25 for members, and $30 for non-members.


Jackie MacLelland is a painter, printmaker, photographer, sculptor, encaustic artist, and writer who has lived, taught, and exhibited around the world.  She holds degrees from a number of universities and has attended classes and workshops in a variety of mediums in Asia, Europe and the United States.  She works from her studio in Poetry, Texas.  MacLelland has won awards for both her artwork and her writings, which have been published in both academic and popular culture venues.  Her art works are collected nationally and internationally.  Having traveled extensively, MacLelland loves to texture her work with the feel of the countries and cultures she has experienced.  


Each entering artist will receive a catalog featuring the award winning work.


This project is supported in part by a generous grant from the Greater Denton Arts Council, The Arts Guild of Denton, the Texas Commission on the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Arts.


For full information and prospectus, click here.

Any questions, please contact:  Jo Williams, 940.453.0817,

Be a part of VAST's Critique Group
Invaluable for Personal Artist Growth
Two Spots Open!


Critic: Millie Giles, retired Professor of Art, UNT

Critique group meets at the Central Fire Station,

across from CVA in Denton.

 4th Saturday of each month,

Sept. through May. 


Two spots are open for those artists 

who would like to take their art to the next level!


VAST sponsors this critique group which is held eight times a year. The fee is $120 payable in one or two installments. Members may bring two pieces of art to each meeting for critique. These critiques are extremely informative and educational.  You will benefit not only from your own critique, but from the critique of others. 


You can also be included on a substitute list if you choose not to come regularly.  Subs pay $15 to the critique member whose place they are taking.  


If you are interested in belonging to the group, contact Jackie Haugen at 972.317.1546 or email at  

Upcoming VAST sponsored workshops 2013/2014


January 22-24, 2014 - Mike Holter 

 See Mike's work at

 Check out his YouTube video at:  

Speed Watercolor - Michael Holter
Speed Watercolor - Michael Holter

Where:  Center for Visual Arts, Denton (corner of Hickory and Bell) 

Time:  9:30 - 4:00, with a one hour lunch break

Cost:  VAST Members:$195, Non-Members $230


April 15-17, 2014 - Priscilla Krejci 

See Priscilla's work at     


Where:  Center for Visual Arts, Denton (corner of Hickory and Bell) 

Time:  9:30 - 4:00 with a one hour lunch break

Cost:  VAST Members:$165, 

Non-Members $200


"I love to watch colors collide
and water change a simple brush
stroke into a new and exciting form.
Integrating these wonderful happenings 

into a finished painting is all part of the excitement of 

watercolor painting."  Priscilla Krejci





The registration fee is $50.00, and is due at the time of signing up for the workshop.  This fee is non-refundable. Please make the check out to VAST, and send to: 
Kristin Neely 
2507 High Pointe Blvd.   

McKinney, TX 75071


BALANCE: The balance for the workshop is due one month prior to the beginning of the workshop. 
CANCELLATION BY PARTICIPANT: If a participant must cancel, the VAST workshop coordinator will first attempt to fill the open spot from the official VAST waiting list.  If there is no waiting list, the canceling participant is free to attempt to fill the spot on his/her own.  No refunds will be made one month or less prior to the class.

CANCELLATION BY VAST: If there are not enough participants to cover workshop costs, or if VAST must cancel for any other reason, participants will be notified by workshop coordinator and will promptly receive a full refund, including deposit.

24th Annual Juried Members Exhibition
In Review

Our 24th Annual Members Exhibition featuring art by 47 members was held in the galleries at Texas Woman's University, June 29 - August 2.  


The exhibition was dedicated to the memory of Jo Nash, who was a founding member of the North Texas Area Art League, now VAST. She remained a steadfast member and supporter of the organization since its beginning in 1975.


Juror for the exhibition was Michelle Hays, Chair of the Department of Visual Arts at Texas Woman's University. 


Allison Proulx, Hegemony 


Best of Show and Barbara B. Evans, Attorney at Law Purchase Award: Allison Proulx, Hegemony

First Place Littie Grooms Award: Ingrid Scobie, Fractured

Second Place T. Jervis and Carmen Underwood Award: 

Jackie Haugen, Grace Awakened

Third Place Mary J. Sigle Award: 

Lori MacLean, Fine Line

Third Place Pauline Morris Award: 

Carolyn Buchmann, Bubble Up and Out

Third Place Austin Street Artists Award: Jo Williams, Canyon

Fourth Place Carol Rowley Award: Lorraine Hayes, Water Woodland 2

VAST Merit Award I: Ernie Stripling, Jukebox Dreams

VAST Merit Award II: Thomas Judd, Exit Stage Right

VAST Merit Award III: Elsa Vasquez, Take Me Away

VAST Merit Award IV: Eloise Sears, Chapel Bridge Lucerne

VAST Merit Award V: Robin Butt, Marble Canyon, Grand Canyon, AZ

VAST Merit Award VI: Haley MacLean, Freeing My Soul

Gabriel Cobos Photography Award: Elva Salinas, Imagine Time Between Us

Golden Artists Colors Award: Kathy Elliott, Blue Fields

Salis International Award: Dawn Swepston, Boquillas Crossing

Ingrid Scobie, 


Funding for awards was made possible by Gail Cope, T. Jervis and Carmen Underwood, Bobby and Mary S. Morris, Barbara B. Evans, Carol Rowley, Gabriel Cobos, Golden Artist Colors, 

Jackie Haugen, 
Grace Awakened

Salis International, and the Austin Street Artists: Pat 

Bethan, Jan Carr, Nancy Dallas, Nancy Donley, Jeanne Heartsill, Marie Hoffpauer, Mary S. Morris, Fran Shurtleff, Judy Uebelacker, and Jo Williams.





VAST receives generous grants from the Greater Denton Arts Council, The Arts Guild of Denton, the Texas Commission on the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Denton Benefit League.

Poetry and Contracts Available at September 5th Meeting for Upcoming "Merging Visions"


Currently in its seventh year, Merging Visions will be on exhibit April 24, 2014 - June 6, 2014 in the Meadows Gallery at the Center for Visual Arts in Denton.  VAST artists have until December 31 to review and choose poems for collaboration with a poet from the Denton Poet's Assembly.  A catalog, Collections IV, will be printed to commemorate all the works.


To see the 2014 Merging Visions Exhibition prospectus, containing the full calendar of pertinent dates, click here.

Two Spots remaining in VADO
VADO is an opportunity for VAST members to come paint at the Center for the Visual Arts from 9:15 am - 3:00 pm, the first and third Thursdays of the month----no instructor, not a workshop, just an art gathering. You may paint, sketch, quilt, or whatever creative endeavor you desire, in the fellowship with your artist friends. There is still room for two participants. Fee is $10 payable to VAST. Drop-ins welcome for $1/day. 
Send  to Mary Emerson,
1001 Emerald Sound Blvd.
Oak Point, TX 75068-2235
Email or call Mary:, 972-294-8604
Help support the Greater Denton Arts Council!
Wild Beast Feast to be September 28
   Family friendly event!
September 28
North Texas State Fairgrounds
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Adults $20, Kids $5
Live Music by Boxcar Bandits
Exotic Cuisine, Auction and More!
Tickets can be purchased at this web location.

What artist doesn't like the idea of Chalk Art?

Coming up... Arts, Antiques & Autos Extravaganza

Chalk Art entry form due Sept. 12 


14th Annual Arts, Antiques & Autos Extravaganza

Sat., September 14th, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

Around the square and beyond, 110 W. Hickory St. Hosted by Denton Main Street Association. 


Sounds like fun!  Here are some of the regulations...


Chalk kits and check-in is at A Creative Art Studio, 227 W. Oak St. that morning. Participants must bring their own pillow, blanket or cardboard for seating.  One box of chalk (12 colors) will be provided with registration. Additional boxes are $5/each. Participants must remain "within the lines" of their assigned space and not damage the surrounding paintings.  Assignment of spaces will be at the discretion of the Committee. Spaces are approximately 44" T by 4' W.  No one will be allowed to participate without a signed and dated application and liability release. Parents of minors must sign for them. Students 17-years and under must be accompanied by a parent/guardian or supervising adult.  No spaces will be granted to those wishing to express religious, moral, political, or controversial opinions.  Commercial advertising messages, business logos, and alcohol/tobacco themes will not be allowed. The Committee reserves the right to deem a painting inappropriate for a family-themed event. All participant fees are non-refundable - inclement weather will NOT be grounds for refund.  Judging will be at 2 p.m. 


If you would like the Chalk Art Registration Form, click here. 


For more information on Arts, Antiques & Autos Extravaganza, go to Denton Main Streets' page

Young Adult Cover Contest

Deadline: September 22

Kelsey Macke, a local Denton writer, musician and now debut author, has a young adult book coming out in 2014 and is looking for a cover design.  Amateur or professional artists are welcome to enter.  The winning design will become the actual book cover.

Ten semi-finalists will each be given a $10 Barnes & Noble gift card and a $10 iTunes gift card. One winning entrant will be chosen to have his or her cover design used on a trade paperback edition of Damsel Distressed, by Kelsey Macke. The winning entrant will receive $300 and have their design used on the paperback cover and other promotional materials, including but not limited to bookmarks and complimentary cd cover art. Winning entrant will also receive a copy of the book featuring his/her winning cover illustration (Approximate Retail Value of book: $9.99). 


Full contest rules can be found here. 

Frisco Sculptechular 2013

Free and Open to the Public! 

Frisco Discovery Center

This multi-exhibit and three day conference will be held at the Frisco Discovery Center, located at 8004 N. Dallas Parkway, Frisco, TX.


Over thirty sculptures, by twelve Texas based artists will be on exhibit at the Frisco Art Gallery, September 1st through 28th.  


For two weeks, September 9 - 20 from 9am-5pm daily, the Special Events Center will house large sculptural works and installations by five selected artists. Enjoy an enormous woodblock printed installation that will partially hang from the thirty foot ceiling, a colorful fibers installation, figurative wire sculptures and more. 


Weekend of September 13-15, three day conference 

Free Event 

Some of the features of the three day conference will be:


Potter's wheel-throwing demonstrations by potters from the Mckinney Art House (


Joe Kiser, coordinator for Collin College, will conduct an interactive sculpture demonstration where participants will be able to cast their thumbs.


Friday afternoon - Tammy Meinershagen of the Frisco Music Teachers Association will fill the center with piano music.


Saturday, 11am - Encaustic Wax Demo "Texture and 3-D" by Mary Wright with The Encaustic Center (


Artist, Marina Shterenberg will do a demo on "Having Fun with Paper" 


Hours of the Weekend "Sculptechular" Conference are 

Fri. & Sat. 10am-6pm, Sun. 11am-3pm.  


Booths from local artists, universities and businesses 

will also be present.


For the full information on Sculpture Conference visit or click here.

Texas Woman's University Presents
"Contemplation: Emerging Female Photographers from Japan" 

The exhibition and lecture are free and open to the public. 

Exhibition Dates: August 27 to September 18

Lecture: September 12th, 4pm. / Mariko Takeuchi: Female Photographers from Japan Since the 19th Century. 

Guest Curated by Mariko Takeuchi & James Nakagawa
East  | West Galleries
Department of Visual Arts / Fine Arts Building / Denton


Photographs depict no more than what is visible. Yet at the same time they possess the uncanny ability to reveal the invisible.  Just as the hands of the clock mark the linear passing of time, photography can mark our memory, consciousness, desires, and emotions. Beyond merely documenting the visible world, one of the photographers' roles is to create a space for reflecting and gazing upon such invisibilities. This exhibition introduces the work of four emerging Japanese female photographers who engage these invisibilities from various angles. 
For more information contact Vance Wingate at

John Sexton, photographer 

to speak at Richland College

of the Dallas County Community College District 


Richland College is proud to present renowned photographer John Sexton at 1 p.m., Saturday, September 7th at Richland College.  


This will be a free public event with poster sale and signing.


John Sexton is a respected photographer, master printmaker, author, and workshop instructor, best known for his luminous, quiet, black and white photographs of the natural environment.    
A recipient of the 2005 North American Nature Photography Association Lifetime Achievement Award, John is a consultant to the Eastman Kodak Company and other photographic manufacturers. He worked as both Technical and Photographic Assistant, and then Technical Consultant, to Ansel Adams from 1979 to 1984. Sexton assisted Adams both in the darkroom and in the field.  Among other topics, Sexton's talk will include examples and anecdotes drawn from his six-year close working relationship with Ansel Adams.  
Click here to see the press release or contact Wayne Loucas, Richland Photography Department, 972 238-6078, for more information.  

Art Around Town 


Center for the Visual Arts
400 E. Hickory Street, Denton, TX  76201
Meadows Gallery: 
No End of Vision: Texas As Seen by Two 
Karla K. Morton & Alan Birkelbach
Opening September 8

Gough Gallery:

Lauren McAdams Sheldon
September 8 - November 1 
Opening Reception Sept. 8, 2pm-4pm
Gallery Talk and Reading at 3:00pm more information:

Texas Woman's University Art Galleries

Contemplation: Emerging Female Photographers from Japan

Guest Curated by Mariko Takeuchi & James Nakagawa

Features works by Tomoe Murakami, Yuki Tawada, Yuhki Toyama and Ai Takahashi. 
Lecture: September 12 / 4:00pm
Exhibition: August 26 - September 18
more information:   


University of North Texas Art Gallery   

Beyond Natural

Works by Lisa Hatchadoorian, Mari Andrews, Roberley Bell, Judy Hoffman, and Beverly Penn

Opening Reception

Thursday, September 19, 5-7 pm

Gallery Talk at 6 pm

Lecture by Beverly Penn

Thursday, September 19, 4-5 pm, Art Building Room 219

Exhibition: September 19 - November 2


Lightwell Gallery

Public Mural Project Organized and led by Blayre Stiller and Giovanni Valderas
June 10 - September 6

Check website for information on UNT's other galleries:  


UNT on the Square

Photographs of Denton

Photograpy students' depictions of structures recently included in Denton's Historic Resource Survey; buildings built between 1945 and 1960.

The resulting photographs are a diverse and thoughtful look at Denton. 

August 29 - September 26
Public Reception: September 6, 5:30pm-7:00pm




The Chestnut Tree

Artwork by Millie Giles' Critique Group

July 11 - September 12 

VAST 2012-2013 Artist of the Year 

Angelia Ford

September 12 - November 14 


Barnes & Noble Booksellers Cafe' - Golden Triangle Mall  
No current exhibit.

Point Bank Blackbox Theater

Works by Lorraine Hayes

Exhibit through through October 11.

The Point Bank Black Box Theatre Exhibition is co-sponsored by Denton Community Theatre and VAST and is located at 318 E. Hickory.

Hours: Monday & Wednesday, 1:00 - 4:00 pm

Friday 10:30 am - 1:00 pm 

Art may also be viewed during any of the performances at the Black Box.


A Creative Art Studio  

227 W. Oak Street, Suite 101      

Denton, TX 76201 (940) 442-1251  

First Friday Denton, September 6

Live Music and Art Demonstrations

For information on workshops: 


Oxide Gallery

115 Eagle Drive

Denton, TX  76201

(Located on Eagle Drive at the Locust St intersection.) 

Oxide Gallery opens on September 3.

Open calls for 2D, 3D art and jewelry - September 5, 6 & 7 

Check for details here.

First Gallery Night and 5th Anniversary Party will take place on Saturday, October 5th, 6-9pm

For more information:  

Members In the News 

Outside of the Denton Area  

Please submit news of exhibitions that you are involved in to: 
Focus Gallery in the Irving Arts Center
Society of Watercolor Artists 2nd Annual Invitational Exhibition 
Darla Bostick has a piece in from September 12 through October 13.

Fort Worth Botanical Gardens
"Art in the Garden 6th Annual" Show and Sale
Deborah Beggs Memorial Garden Center
Darla Bostick has three pieces in the show.
September 6th - 8th
Frisco Discovery Center's "Sculptechular 2013"
8004 N. Dallas Pkwy, Frisco, TX
Mary Wright will be doing a demonstration in encaustic painting for The Encaustic Center during the conference.  Entire event is free and open to the public.
Weekend of Sept. 13-15, demo on Saturday at 11am.
See information in article above or visit
Huffines Recreation Center, Plano Road
Darla Bostick has two pieces on exhibit through late November.
Jaycee Park Art Gallery
12th Annual Irving Arts Animal Exhibit
August 31 through September 28.
Darla Bostick has two paintings in the exhibit.

PFamily Arts Centre
Plano, Texas 
Southwestern Watercolor Society Juried Membership Exhibition
Darla Bostick, Carolyn Buchmann, Jeanne Heartsill and Jo Williams have pieces in the show.  Carolyn and Jeanne will be receiving their Signature Status.  
Exhibit up during the month of September.

Richardson Public Library 
Arapaho Road
Richardson, Texas
Richardson Civic Art Society
Darla Bostick has five pieces in the exhibit.
August 17 through September 14.

The Strictly Earnest Art Gallery & Studio
Valley View Center
13331 Preston Road, Suite #2012
Dallas, Texas  75240
Works by Ernie Benton 
Grand Opening Celebration to be held Sat., September 21, 6pm-10pm during the Midtown ARTwalk.

Valley View Mall
13331 Preston Road, Dallas
Darla Bostick is now a regular exhibitor at the Midtown Art Gallery

703 McKinney Avenue, Dallas
ArtOfficial in Dallas
September 19, 5:30pm
Linda Chidsey will be exhibiting at this event that recognizes and celebrates Dallas culture.  Some proceeds benefit nonprofit organizations. Art, music, fashion, food.  
For more information, check out:



Costa Rica will 
inspire you.

Judy Uebelacker has organized an art tour to Costa Rica in January, 2014 for all artists including photographers and writers.  
For more information contact Judy at 214.762.3778 or

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Vast Members have the opportunity to advertise at a nominal fee.  See the website, for specific information.


Bastrop Fine Arts Juried 3D Competition, Bastrop, TX

Deadline approaching - all entries due by Sept. 15

Open to all Texas residents

  • 1st place:  $500
  • 2nd place: $250
  • 3rd place:  $125
  • 3 Honorable mentions: $50 each

All 6 awards winners to be featured for one year in an online gallery through the Bastrop Fine Arts Guild website.


Glass, fiber, pottery, sculpture, other 3D artists welcome

Can be functional; only exception: wearables: ie. Jewelry and clothing

For more information click here or enter at:


Submission Fee:

Non-refundable $30 for 3 Images

Up to 2 extra images for $10 each


We accept only digital file submissions of under 2MB each.

The 6 winning images will be on display in our online annex for one year at the Bastrop Fine Arts Guild website.



Bath House Cultural Center will present the 

27th Annual D�a de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Art Exhibition, October 12-November 16, 2013. 

This show will feature local, regional, and international artists working in traditional and contemporary styles to celebrate, explore, and honor people, things and ideas that have "passed on."


For many years, the D�a de los Muertos exhibitions at the Bath House have presented works of art that cover a diverse array of artistic expressions, ranging from very serious and solemn subject matter to more joyful and celebratory themes.


To read or download an exhibition prospectus with more details about this show, please visit the Bath House Cultural Center's News Center at  

Please contact Enrique Fern�ndez Cervantes at (214) 670-8723, or, if you have any questions.


Frisco Association for the Arts: Art in the Atrium
Calling all North Texas artists!
Display your work at the the City of Frisco, TX - City Hall 
October 2013 - August 2014
DEADLINE: September 23 

Design Professionals, this is for you!  
HGTV is now casting for two HGTV shows!  
Auditions are September 16th from 10am to 1pm in Austin, TX
Looking for passionate, charismatic individuals who have major hands-on skills, an eye for renovation and real estate know-how. (Contractors, carpenters, interior designers, architects, real estate professionals, artists and those with design expertise).
Think you have what it takes?  Ready, Go!
To see the HGTV information posterclick here.

Park Cities Presbyterian Church

PCPC's 2013 Juried Art Show: 

"Justice and Mercy: Micah 6:8" Themed Show

Deadline:  September 30, 2013

Art Delivery Date: October 19

Entry Fee: $35 for first piece, $10 for optional 2nd piece

Awards: Top works in each category receive blue ribbons.

Three "Best of Theme" winners receive $1,000 each.

"Viewer's Choice" will receive $500.

Three themes: 1. Live Justly  2.  Love Mercy  3. Walk Humbly with your God.

For all show rules, awards, jurors, and registration:  



Hunting Art Prize call for entries!

November 30, 2013 Deadline

$50,000 Prize up for Grabs!


The competition is open to artists who are legal residents of Texas and at least 18 years of age. Artwork submitted for consideration must be a single two-dimensional painting or drawing not exceeding 72 inches on any side (including frame, if any).


For questions, email For further details on submission criteria, terms, and conditions, visit



International Museum of Art of El Paso, Texas is accepting artwork for their 14th Annual Sun Bowl Art Exhibition. 

Deadline: October 2, 2013


Sun Bowl Art Exhibit is a revival of the great El Paso art tradition known as the Sun Carnival Art Exhibit, which began in 1949. This exhibit will showcase works by living artists and serve to enhance the International Museum of Art's permanent collection. We would like to extend an invitation to artists worldwide to be a part of this exhibition. 


Please visit our web site Our entry form with all pertinent information is posted here.

Any questions, email or call us at 915-543-6747. 

Contact our Sunshine Committee Chair for Well Wishes, etc.
If anyone knows of a member who needs good wishes sent their way, or thoughts of sympathy, please contact Millie Johnson at: or 940.387.7688
Members who wish to have articles/exhibit notices, etc. considered for publication in the VAST newsletter, please send information to:
If you are fortunate enough to get into a wonderful show or are having a solo show, for example... 
We'd like to share! 
The deadline for information is the 15th of each month.
For Current Information and to connect as an online community, check out 'Visual Arts Society of Texas' on Facebook or click

Please feel free to forward this on to anyone who might be interested.

Visual Arts Society of Texas

2013-2014 Monthly Programs

September 5

Tom Judd, photography


October 3
Nel Byrd, watercolor
November 14
Carolyn Riegelman, acrylic
December 5
Nora Riley, jewelry
January 9, 2014
Rebecca Low, 
      metal sculpture
February 6 
Tanya Synar, sculpture
March 13 
Deanna Wood, encaustic
April 3 
Paula Collins, clay
May 1 
John Beasely, woodturning
Meetings are held at the Center for the Visual Arts, 400 East Hickory St, Denton, TX.

7:00 - 9:00 pm

Members: Free
Guests: $3 


2012-2013 VAST Membership Levels

$15 - Student 

$25 - Educator*
$35 - Individual
$45 - Family
$50 - Mary Cassat
$125 - Rembrandt
$250 - Georgia O'Keefe
$500 - Picasso
$750 - Leonardo
$1000 - Michelangelo
$3000 - Renoir
$5000 - Van Gogh

Make checks payable to
VAST; mail to VAST, PO
Box 1281, Denton, TX


*Educator level of
membership entitles
teachers to bring
students with them to
any monthly meeting with
guest fees waived. 
Teachers planning to
bring more than 5 students
to any meeting are requested
to contact Jo Williams  through
so the Hospitality
Committee can plan to
have enough refreshments
on-hand at the meeting.
2013  VAST
Artist Day Out

Sept. 5

Sept. 19

Oct. 3

Oct. 17

Nov. 14

Nov. 21

Dec. 5

Dec. 19

Jan. 16

Feb. 6

Feb. 20

Mar. 6

Mar. 20


VADO is a day where members may come paint at the CVA from 9:15 - 3, approximately two mornings a month.  There is no instructor, it is not a workshop... just an art gathering. 


You may paint, sketch, quilt, or whatever creative endeavor you desire in the fellowship with your artist friends. Lunch and fellowship are the best parts!

The cost is $10 a year, or $1 a session if you just want to drop in every now and then. Pay with your dues, or you can send $10 to: 

Mary Emerson 
1001 Emerald Sound Blvd. 
Oak Point, TX 75068